Rough Book

random musings of just another computer nerd

Temporary Pets

I’m uploading a new album titled “Temporary Pets”. Since Michael and I moved into these apartments, we’ve had a bunch of pets. They weren’t really our pets. They just seemed to be there in our house. Our first “temporary pet” was a cat called “Monkey 2”. I think something bad happened to “Monkey 1”. It was our neighbour’s cat, but for some reason it liked to come to our apartment. Then we had another cat. I named him “Dogma”. Cool name huh? Then there was a cute puppy called “Angel”. She was in our apartment for one night. It was another one of our neighbour’s pets. I don’t think they took very good care of her. I kept her in our apartment one evening because it was really cold and the neighbours used to put her outside. So I took her in and left a note on their door. They never came to claim her. So I went over later and the guy was all wierd. He was like “Why don’t you keep her?”. I’m like “I’d love to, but I don’t have the time to take care of a pet. It wouldn’t be fair on her.”. So he took her. I put an old box outside with a bath towel in it so that Angel could sleep in it. The next day, the box was gone, the puppy was gone, and the bath-towel had taken up a new job as a doormat. My conclusion is that they ate her! You think I’m crazy? You haven’t met my neighbours! They’re wierd! What else can explain the sudden disappearence of the dog? I am certain they ate her. Those bastards! Poor Angel! Well at least Angel is in heaven now. I know she is because “All Dogs Go To Heaven”. Well anyway, then we had another cat in our house. We donated him to the humane society. So anyway, I’ve got pictures of all of them, so I’ve decided to upload them.

New Projects

I’ve got a couple of ideas for new projects. I’m thinking of writing an online scheduler-calendar sort of thing. With reminders and stuff like that. I’m also thinking of extending the UI on the User page (from absolutely nothing to something). I’ll get the specs done over winter and hopefully I can start coding when I come back. Oh yeah, I’m also thinking of writing a Guestbook and logging visits to this page I’ll probably write the Guestbook first because it’ll just be a slightly modified version of the Journal.

Semester Done

The semester is over. Had my CSE 421 final yesterday. I’m a true CSE major now. I really miss that class. It was an awesome experience. Got CUPS working on my FreeBSD machine. I can print to my Windows shared printer. I also have OpenOffice installed. Trying to get the CrossOver plugin to install Trillian. Leaving for California on the 19th. After that I leave for India on the 21st. Can’t wait…

New DSL modem, a possiblity of Employment and not going to California

Qwest is sending me a Cisco 678. The 675 doesn’t work with our current line. Also, using the Intel Pro/DSL 3200 USB modem is a pain. It royally sucks. Plus, my FreeBSD machine doesn’t recognize it. If I get the 678, I can just hook it up to the uplink port of the hub and then plug all the other computers in. Also, I’m buying ip’s, so I can set up the XP and FreeBSD boxes as servers. I’ll be transferring all my stuff from Marc’s server to mine then. I’ll finally have my own webserver.

My professor just informed me that I apparently I am a selection at Motorola. However, the decision hasn’t been finalized yet, so it’s still in the air. It’s good to know though… I was beginning to wonder if I had made it.

I’m cancelling my trip to California for thanksgiving. Lab 9 is going to be hard, and I need to spend all my time on it. It sucks… but oh well. Michael and I are planning to have a little thanksgiving dinner at our place. It should be fun.

Your own code. Use IE.

I probably should document my code. It’s not cool coming back to it after three months and wondering what the hell you were smoking when you wrote it.

I managed to figure out (vaguely) how I got fly working. I know I did something weird to the makefiles. I think I had to link it explicitly or something. Anyway, I can add Photos properly now. All I need to do is finish the “Delete Photos” and “Update Photos” option. Then I can put up the photo album for real. I need to make a non IE5.5+ version too… so that other people can use the photo album at least. I wish everyone would use IE. Seriously. Alright, alright… now you’re probably thinking “What? You can’t say that! That’s an affront to nerds everywhere!”… Microsoft is Evil, but it sure as hell makes my coding a whole lot easier if everyone just stuck to IE. Then there’s .001% Mozilla crowd going. Oh Mozilla is SOOOOOO much better than IE and Microsoft is Evil and you’re a traitor! Yeah whatever. Makes my job SOOOOOO much easier. Stick to IE and while you’re at it, PLEASE upgrade to the latest version – i.e 6.0 (eh? eh? get the pun?) If you’re still using IE4.0, that was sooo 4 years ago! UPGRADE!

I might leave this place early

I might get to leave early. There are three possible dates. The official one, which is September 4th, then there is August 29th, which is when I can graduate if my acceleration is approved (I find out if the Colonel has approved it on Tuesday), and then there is August 27th. It turns out that our entire class might be accelerated. We find out Monday. If this is the case (and I so hope it is), I will only miss two days of school. This is all still a BIG IF. I hope it works out. Went to a hotel this weekend. It was fun. Relaxed. Slept in a nice comfy bed… I hope next weekend is my last weekend. I so want to LEAVE THIS PLACE!!!

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